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MIPS - The Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTFThe Multiband Imaging Photometer System (MIPS) for SIRTF is to be designed to reach as closely as possible the fundamental sensitivity and angular resolution limits for SIRTF over the 3 to 700 microns spectral region. It will use high performance photoconductive detectors from 3 to 200 microns with integrating JFET amplifiers. From 200 to 700 microns, the MIPS will use a bolometer cooled by an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator. Over much of its operating range, the MIPS will make possible observations at and beyond the conventional Rayleigh diffraction limit of angular resolution.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Rieke, G. H.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Lada, C.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Lebofsky, M.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Low, F.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Strittmatter, P.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Young, E.
(Steward Observatory Tucson, AZ, United States)
Beichman, C.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Gautier, T. N.
(California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Mould, J.
(California Institute of Technology Pasadena, United States)
Werner, M.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Subject Category
Spacecraft Instrumentation
Accession Number
Distribution Limits

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